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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped countless young people on their sometimes difficult path to adulthood.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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What is the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)?

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and university and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business(Information taken from the official DofE website).


Key Dates

9th March 2024 Bronze Training Day
25th-27th March 2024 Silver Practice Expedition
29th-30th June 2024 Bronze Assessed Expedition
11th-13th July 2024 Silver Assessed Expedition

If you have any questions regarding Trinity's DofE Awards programme please email DofE@trinitysevenoaks.com


Useful Information

DofE Parents/Carers Information Booklet

Expedition Kit List

Year 9 Bronze Award Parent Letter 2023/24

Bronze Bitesize Planner

Year 10 Silver Award Parent Letter 2023/24

Silver Bitesize Planner

Activity Logs: Volunteering SectionPhysical SectionSkills Section

Assessors Reports: Volunteering, Physical, Skills


We are so incredibly proud of all of the DofE students who have helped their community and improved themselves through completing their DofE activities.

This characterises the spirit of Trinity students, showing love by serving their community and excellence in self-development.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Mr Holvey


Student Success

Event

IzzyDuke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Celebration Event, Buckingham Palace – Friday 19th May 2023. 

Former student Isabel Sullivan attended the Gold Award Celebration which took place in the beautiful gardens of Buckingham Palace Garden hosted by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

This special event was shared with fellow Awardees and was an opportunity to dress up, be inspired by other young people and various guest speakers who included Jill Scott MBE and John Simpson CBE. Joined by Military Bands with games on the lawn and a visit to the tea tent made it a very special occasion.

       

HRH Cake Band

Congratulations to Isabel and fellow students Adam Bignell, Harry Loughnane and Thomas Mitchell who completed their Trinity Duke of Edinburgh’s Award journey obtaining Gold in 2022/2023.


“Thank you so much for the time given to the DofE Bronze students this weekend and the trial-run weekend! We are really pleased our daughter took on the challenge and despite being one of the slowest walkers (and possibly ‘challenging’ in her attitude!) we know she had a great time walking with her friends and camping! (…even in the rain!). We know that these experiences can’t go ahead without the support of staff and we are very appreciative of the time you gave and ask if you could please extend our thanks to the other members of staff who helped out.”

Year 10 parent


Trinity DofE 2022/23Silver DofE

This year at Trinity School, we had over 100 students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. This has included over 80 year 9 students engaged in the Bronze award, and 55 students participating in the Silver. Despite numerous challenges faced by the students, over two weekends they successfully navigated their way around Tunbridge Wells and the Ashdown Forest, demonstrating the key skills that they have acquired during their time at Trinity School. Even though some of the groups walked over 40km, they still managed to complete it due to fantastic resilience, humour, and teamwork. Well done everyone, this is a huge achievement. The DofE team are very proud of you, next stop … who knows?

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